Gout results from the crystallization of high uric acid levels in your blood. These crystals are then deposited in your kidneys and joints, causing extreme pain.
The only traditional method to manage it is using strong medications with serious side effects.
But now researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered that an effective, natural blood pressure approach works as well as these drugs to keep uric acid levels under control and thereby reverse gout.
They analyzed information previously collected by the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) clinical trials, in which 412 participants ate either a DASH or a typical American diet for three months.
In each consecutive month, their sodium intake was increased, from low (1.2g daily), to medium (2.3g), to high (3.4g).
After examining the results of the participant’s blood tests, the researchers noticed that the DASH diet could reduce uric acid levels, especially for those suffering from high levels of it. In fact, the researchers concluded that it worked about as well as commonly prescribed medications.
Interestingly enough, salt intake had only a very small effect on uric acid. The team originally expected that high salt intake would elevate uric acid levels. Oddly, however, those with the highest salt intake actually had the lowest uric acid, although the effect was too small to be of much use.
This is amazing proof that gout can be cured using diet and lifestyle changes. But this is nothing new to me.
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